Mini Face Mask Reviews

If there’s one thing I love during a pamper session it would have to be face masks, closely followed by body scrubs.

I love mixing up my face masks just because I use different ones on different days and I vary them depending on how my skin is. I have really dry skin on my face which is sometimes all over or in very concentrated patches which can be embarrassing when your face starts going disgustingly crusty by mid-day. I tend to do moisturising masks mostly with deep cleansing ones once or twice a week. these reviews are in no particular order and there will be a second part because I don’t want to bore you for too long!

No7 Beautiful Skin Purifying Mask 

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I literally love everything No7 and when I first picked this up I was so excited to try it. No7 are one of the only brands that actually get rid of my dryness around my face and neck area so I had great expectations for this especially as this is a warming mask which I normally love. However, I was really disappointed by this mask as it was so drying and left my skin feeling as if everything had been sucked out of it. One thing I must mention is that every time you use it really shake it up for a couple of minutes because otherwise it comes out liquidy at first. I feel like this might be better for someone with oily skin as it just really didn’t work for me which could be down to my skin type but I’m not sure.

Good Things Five Minute Facial – with Superfruit extracts Avoccado and Goji Berry  WP_20160309_20_05_56_Pro (2)

My sister got me this and I tried it the same day she gave it to me and it was seriously so lovely to use. It says it’s free from parabens, mineral oils and animal ingredients which I really like too. This is a real does what it says on the tin product and would be really good to use if you are in a rush but still want to do a face mask. The texture of this is quite a lot thinner than other masks and when applying it almost feels like a cream but begins drying really quickly. This smells so good and it was really refreshing and minimal mess which I always like and my skin felt so soft and looked revived too. I will definitely be purchasing this when it’s ran out.

Superdrug Hydrating Moisture Mask    

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As you know by now my skin is dryer than a desert so anything that adds moisture is always going to be something I am on the look out for. I picked up three different ones of these masks as they were only about £2.00 and I knew I usually love Superdrug products. I have used this a few times and I like it but I must admit its not my favourite. This isn’t one that is meant to be washed off but the packaging advises that you ‘pat remaining residue with a tissue’. I think this was just something I expected to really sink into my skin and it just didn’t, it just sat on my skin and felt like a film which is not a nice feeling. I will probably use it up so it doesn’t go to waste and it hasn’t caused any break outs or anything but I doubt I will be buying this again.

Superdrug De-Stressing Aloe Vera Mud Mask   

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I picked this one up along with the mask mentioned above and one of the reasons I wanted this was because it has aloe vera. My mum uses aloe vera for everything –  burns, bruises, bites, rashes, dry skin. Although this is for normal to combination skin I got on with this really well and really enjoy using it. I love the way it feels when it’s on and so far every time I have used it afterwards it has made my skin feel so lovely. The scent of this is so relaxing and is lovey in general.

Let me know if you’ve tried any of these masks before and what you think of them! Part 2 to follow soon!

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Superdrug Style Expertise Hair Prodcuts

Not so long ago on a little drugstore haul I was browsing the hair section in Superdrug as you do and I came across a small range of products I hadn’t seen in there before. I usually really like Superdrug own brand products as they’re normally sensitive-skin-friendly and they are cruelty free. They all seem to be numbered I think it’s 1-11 but don’t quote me on that and they are all tailored towards different things. I picked up the number 3 which is the Blow Dry Straightening Crème and the number 6 which is the protecting heat styling spray. I decided to go for these in particular just because that’s what I was looking to replace. If I’m honest I’m not the kind of girl that puts 100% into my hair everyday and this is mainly because I can’t do hair, I really do look like a 7 year old that has just had a full on busy day at school – it’s bad. However, I still always use a heat protector when I blow dry my hair, that is since I started blow drying my hair!

Since the summer I have been loving L’orèal Paris Hot and Smooth Straight cream. I find it nice to apply and it never fails to make my hair feel better than it looks! As much as I like this I have a short attention span and get a bit bored now and then which is why I decided to mix it up a little!

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Superdrug Hair Protectors

 

I was so excited to try these out and see if these had what it takes to tame my mane I in fact washed my hair when I got in just so I could use them. My hair’s in good condition now that I haven’t dyed it for a couple of years and I get it cut around every 4 months. I don’t know if you are meant to get it done more or less often but my hair is so long I just end up feeling bad for the hairdresser when I tell her I only want the ends off and the poor woman is practically laying on the floor to get to the ends!

Getting back on track – I went for the spray as I knew I was only going to be at home for the rest of the day so wouldn’t actually be doing anything extra than drying it. I sprayed mainly to the ends and then gently ran my fingers through my hair just because I don’t like the feeling of brushing wet hair! When it was completely dry I ran my fingers through it again and I noticed not only did it look frazzled it was quite sticky and I didn’t use an excessive amount so I was a bit disappointed by this one and I haven’t used it since.

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Texture of Style Expertise Straightening Crème

I did get over the initial disappointment and move on to the Blow Dry Straightening Crème . I put a small amount into my finger tips, rubbed it together and ran it through the ends of wet hair and dried as normal. It’s quite thick and slightly tacky to touch but I feel like this worked so much better with my hair, it dried nice and kept the frizz at bay and it smells good which is always a bonus, so I will be using this one again.

What drugstore heat protectors do you recommend? Do you have problems with sticky hair products?

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